ARTICLE II: REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES AND PARKING PERMITS
SECTION 1. The Chancellor will determine and control the categories of motorists required to register vehicles pursuant to authority conferred by General Statutes 116-44.3.
SECTION 2. Every motorist desiring to park on campus is required to register with the WCU Parking Services Office all vehicles to be parked and to pay the parking permit fee(s). No motorist may register or acquire a parking permit for a vehicle not owned by him- or herself, his or her spouse, a parent, or a guardian. Every motorist must have proof of ownership to register any vehicle on campus. Additionally, in accordance with North Carolina general statutes, students are required to show proof of insurance. The Chancellor shall have authority to establish the number of vehicles any motorist may register and operate pursuant to these regulations.
SECTION 3. The Director of University Police shall establish procedures for registration of vehicles as an integral part of the University registration process. Registration of vehicles shall be accomplished at the beginning of the fall semester of each year within 48 hours of the first class, or in the case of a student who registers in the University at a time other than the beginning of the Fall semester or an employee who is employed at a time other than the beginning of the Fall semester, within 24 hours of the time the student first registers in the University and at the beginning of the Fall semester thereafter. New employees may obtain a temporary permit at no charge from the Department of Human Resources that is valid for a period not to exceed 30 days.
SECTION 4. In the event that a vehicle is not owned by a student or an employee at the time prescribed in the preceding section for the registration of vehicles, but is thereafter acquired by a student or an employee, such vehicle shall be registered within 24 hours following its acquisition.
SECTION 5. Upon application by the motorist and upon the payment of a parking permit fee, except as herein provided, the WCU Parking Services Office registering the vehicle shall issue a serially numbered parking permit indicating that the holder thereof is a student enrolled in or an employee of the University and the academic year for which the permit is effective. The motorist's parking permit shall contain the proper zone designating the areas on the campus of the University for which the person is entitled to park.
SECTION 6. The Director of the WCU Police Department is hereby directed to collect a vehicle parking fee as established by the University from each motorist who registers a vehicle for campus parking. Students attending the Spring semester or employees employed after January 1 will be charged a pro rata fee for their parking permit. No refunds will be issued.
SECTION 7. Parking permits must be displayed on the vehicle for which they are issued. The permits are to be placed in the manner according to the instructions for displaying permits. Individuals with special situations affecting normal display of a permit may request a variance from this rule.
SECTION 8. The motorist to whom a vehicle parking permit is issued, as herein provided, shall be responsible for all parking and traffic violations of the vehicle for which the permit is used.
SECTION 9. A parking permit shall be valid only in the parking areas for which it is issued, or as otherwise specified in these regulations.
NOTE: Resident freshmen must park in the freshman lots at all times.
SECTION 10. Temporary parking permits are available from the WCU Parking Services Office at a price of $5 per week.
SECTION 11. When a vehicle is traded, sold, or otherwise disposed of, the old permit ( old window stickers) must returned to the WCU Parking Services Office in order to obtain a replacement permit.
SECTION 12. In addition to other fees and fines, unauthorized possession of parking permit or falsification of registration information may result in loss of parking privileges for the remainder of the semester and referral to the Student Judicial Affairs Office or the Human Resources Department for disciplinary action.